Renault India has silently launched the Pulse petrol version priced in the range of Rs. 4.25 lakh – Rs. 5.55 lakh. The Pulse petrol is powered by the same engine that does duty in the Nissan Micra petrol version. Similar to the Pulse diesel, the Pulse petrol is priced at a slight premium over the Micra petrol.
Variants and Prices
Renault offers the Pulse in three variants: RXE, RXL and RXZ. The base variant, RXE gets power steering with tilt adjustment, follow me home headlamps, manual AC with heater and driver airbag. The RXL is equipped with all the features of the RXE variant and in addition comes with all four power windows, central locking, keyless entry, audio system with four speakers, rear wiper and washer, front & rear head restraints. The top-end RXZ variant has all the features of the RXL and in addition gets automatic climate control, rear defogger, alloy wheels, driver and passenger airbag and ABS with EBD. Also read: Renault Pulse 2012 Delhi Auto Expo photos!
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The Pulse has been badge-engineered from Micra. Hence, the overall design of the Pulse is same as the Micra. The Pulse can be termed as a more masculine version of the cute Micra. The aggressive front design consists of the prominent hexagonal grille and angular headlamps clearly differentiating itself from the Micra. The side profile remains the same and at the rear, the refreshed tail lamp cluster looks better than the one in the Micra. The interiors of the Pulse mimic that of the Micra except for the Renault badge on the steering wheel. Fit and finish is good and at par with most rivals.
Let’s take a quick look at how the Pulse’ prices stack up against two key competitors; the Nissan Micra and the Maruti Suzuki Swift.
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